Racism is Over. Obvi.
As of late this particular sentiment has been stated to me or friends of mine in numerous forms numerous times. And, as of late this hasn’t come from other Negroes (which for a brief period in ‘08 it started to.) This reoccurring phenomenon has often come from non-blacks in various stages of unrest do to our...ahem...”complaining.”
I’m always overjoyed when someone takes my observation of problems within our society due to race as complaining. It makes me feel like they care, you know? They care enough to take time out of their busy day to attempt to make me feel like shit. That’s amazing.
You do know that’s what you’re doing right. When you start yelling/writing letters about the complaining Negroes it feels like a direct punch at anyone who might have noticed race-based issues in our country. You’re not speaking about some nameless dark horde who is seeking to conquer this nation via government programs.
You’re talking about me. My mother. My friends.
I always wonder what the speaker/writer of these words are hoping to accomplish with these statements. When they decide to explain to us that we just need to get over “it” what’s the best case scenario in their mind? Do they believe that the Black person will have a moment of clarity? A sun beam will break through the cloud of our discontent and we will suddenly have the insight that those who can see how racism is over have? When you tell a Negro “get over it” are you expecting a hug afterwards? The Negroes will shed tears of of joy at their new found enlightenment and go get a job? Inquiring minds want to know.
Well, just in case you thought any of those things, let me assure you; It won’t happen. The only thing you’re accomplishing is to marginalize the already marginalized and possibly get a glass of wine thrown at you--depending on your vicinity to said marginalized Negro.